'BusinessFAB'? If So, This Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference Is For You - Black Enterprise

‘BusinessFAB’? If So, This Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference Is For You

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On Sept. 13, the BusinessFAB Women’s Entrepreneurship + Leadership Conference will make its debut at the luxurious Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleberg, Va. Less than one hour from our nation’s capital, this posh, beautiful resort is the perfect getaway you need to unwind, network, and focus on your business. The event will include influential experts empowering women to take their business and leadership to a whole new level.

“I wanted this event to be a way to give the burgeoning entrepreneur an opportunity to meet and network with successful women,” says conference creator and power entrepreneur Kathey Porter. Porter is the CEO and founder of BusinessFAB Enterprises L.L.C.  A former multicultural marketing executive and expert in supplier diversity, Porter’s primary goal is to create an event that positions women to create opportunity, connect with others and cultivate success.

“The main goal of the conference is to bring together experts in leadership and entrepreneurship to share their stories of success, challenge, survival, transformation and reinvention,” Porter says.

This inspirational, one day event was created for power women looking to make power moves in business. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and at noon, the event officially kicks off with a leadership luncheon featuring actress and entrepreneur, Daphne Maxwell Reid. Reid is best known for her work as “the second Vivian” on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The agenda also includes other top-notch speakers including nationally renowned small business expert Melinda Emerson. Emerson, known as SmallBizLady, is globally sought after for her keynote presentations and business acumen. She’s been featured in numerous publications, including Black Enterprise, The Wall Street Journal & Fortune Magazine. Emerson will bring her knowledge and insider secrets to teach attendees how to create a brand in demand.

The agenda includes other top-notch speakers and distinguished panelists, including local Channel 8 news producer Courtney Gwynn and District Director of the Small Business Administration, Carl Knoblock. Panelists will discuss positioning yourself for success and how to make being a woman owned business work for you.

Of course, what is a conference without cocktails and an opportunity to connect with other trail blazers?  That’s why this conference concludes in grand style with a BusinessFAB cocktails and networking reception.

After the event, you can enjoy the serenity and opulence of the world class Salamander Resort and Spa owned by preeminent entrepreneur and BET Founder Shelia Johnson. The 23,000 square-foot spa and wellness center is like no other. The nature inspired getaway includes an infinity edge pool, pool side cabanas, a full service salon and energizing treatments to meet your every need.  “What better place to hold an event than at a luxurious spa, located in beautiful wine country, owned by one of the most famous and successful women in business,” Porter says.

If you are a woman owned business, it’s not too late to attend this one-of-a kind event. The cost is only $125.00, and includes the leadership luncheon and networking reception. Register here and get your ticket today. Want to make it a weekend? Special rates are available. Call the hotel at (866) 938-7370 or (540) 326-4000 and request the BusinessFAB Enterprises, LLC guest room block.

Remember, investing in your business and cultivating relationships is key to business success. Your time is now so register today!

Teri N. Harrison is a business attorney, success strategist and innovator for today’s entrepreneur. A catalyst for legacy makers, Teri is the founder and CEO of Fearless & Fabulous Worldwide, a personal development and business consulting company for women entrepreneurs. Through seminars, conferences and coaching, Teri teaches women to be fearless about success and prosperous in their business. Follow her on Twitter @_TeriHarrison.